World Blood Donor Day
Is recognized on June 14th as a world-wide celebration to honour and thank those people who donate blood on a voluntary, unpaid basis. It provides a special opportunity for a united, global celebration on a day that has particular significance: the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, the Nobel Prize winner who discovered the ABO blood group system.
Celebrate World Blood Donor Day
The purpose of setting aside a day on June 14th every year is to celebrate and thank those individuals who already voluntarily donate their blood without any reward, except the knowledge that they have helped to save lives. World Blood Donor Day will create wider awareness of the importance of voluntary blood donation and encourage more people to become regular blood donors.
Beverly’s Hot Tips For Building Resilience and Promoting World Blood Donor Day:
- Get your office or organization involved and promote it through your on-line or internal communications
- Get your family involved – go together and make it a family giving project
- Be a role model for others – my mom still goes regularly
With our lives being so busy it is easy to forget to do this simple little act of kindness. But this little act can mean the difference between life and death. Click to tweet
Get others involved and it makes it easier to remember and less anxious for those who this may be their first time.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!